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How Bill Clinton Got His Sweet, Sweet Revenge on John Edwards
Gawker ^ | September 27, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 09/27/2010 4:37:24 PM PDT by lbryce

Bill Clinton is pretty content nowadays. He's rich, his initiative is soaring, the White House needs him. This is happiness. But never underestimate his love for acting on ancient grudges, as he did with sex pariah John Edwards in 2008.

In a lengthy profile of Clinton and how his life is perfect now, Politico slips in this nugget about how Clinton, via his longtime personal aide Doug Band, reacted to John Edwards' sad plea for support following the outing of his affair with Rielle Hunter in 2008:

In 2008, John Edwards called, seeking a statement of support from Clinton when his affair with Rielle Hunter exploded publicly. A loyalist with a long memory, Band sent back word, asking whether Edwards recalled his own denunciation of Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky controversy.

John Edwards is so dumb that he probably didn't even remember that. But anyway.

Just remember, famous people from the '90s: Bill Clinton may be happy and rich, but he also has a kill list with names written in dragon blood hanging in his underground Chappaqua bunker, where all day he plots revenge and watches TV and stuff.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billclinton; clinton; dougband; edwards; johnedwards; riellehunter; silkypony; slickwillie; slipperybill
As overwhelmingly difficult, painful actually, as it is to imagine someone even sleazier, more unctuous than the "Cigar Man"himself, Bill Clinton, there is just such a human manifestation of raw sewage in the guise of the guy in the picture next to Clinton.

Oh, by the way, I want to state for the record that while President Reagan never removed his jacket when in the Oval Office out of utter deference, reverence, respect for the Office of the Presidency, all the Presidents that preceded him, let's just say President Clinton never shared the same sense awe, decorum during his years in office.

1 posted on 09/27/2010 4:37:27 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

I’ll bet Obama’s name is written about 10 times on the top of the list...2012 will interesting.....Clinton might cut barry off at the knee’s....


2 posted on 09/27/2010 4:42:31 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: lbryce

Two words: “Juanita Broaddrick”. That’s all you need to know about Bill and Hillary Clinton.


3 posted on 09/27/2010 4:42:56 PM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: lbryce

If Al Gore is a sex-crazed poodle,

John Edwards is a sex-crazed chihuahua.


4 posted on 09/27/2010 4:43:40 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (lame and ill-informed post)
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To: lbryce

Ah knew ah'd get to pay 'im back some day.

5 posted on 09/27/2010 4:43:55 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: lbryce

“I think this President has shown a remarkable disrespect for his office, for the moral dimensions of leadership, for his friends, for his wife, for his precious daughter. It is breathtaking to me the level to which that disrespect has risen.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/2526427/John-Edwards-admits-to-lying-about-affair.html

Payback’s a b@#$&


6 posted on 09/27/2010 4:46:29 PM PDT by mainsail that
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To: jakerobins
"Clinton might cut barry off at the knee’s...."

Higher, as a certain Chicago pol suggested.

7 posted on 09/27/2010 4:47:16 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: colorado tanker

Clinton actually is very smart. Loaded with character flaws, but smart. Obama is an empty suit by comparison.


8 posted on 09/27/2010 4:47:19 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: lbryce

His name for it is “initiative?” Most men give it a male name or similar.


9 posted on 09/27/2010 4:48:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: lbryce; All

It is amazing how people who have been so close to the Clintons can’t remember their two major character flaws, vindictive and petty. I would rather have a rattlesnake as a political bedfellow.


10 posted on 09/27/2010 4:49:08 PM PDT by Martel1971
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To: Martel1971

They’re both sociopaths.

Seems like sociopaths are the only people the Democrats run these days.


11 posted on 09/27/2010 4:51:25 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
Clinton actually is very smart

He is the best politician I've seen in terms of the process of getting elected, both on a strategic and tactical level, even better than Nixon. Both are/were deeply flawed characters.

12 posted on 09/27/2010 4:52:49 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: lbryce
Oh, by the way, I want to state for the record that while President Reagan never removed his jacket when in the Oval Office out of utter deference,

Myth.


13 posted on 09/27/2010 4:54:01 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: UCANSEE2

Imagine being tied to Rielle Hunter for life. He will always have to interact with her.


14 posted on 09/27/2010 4:56:08 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: colorado tanker
He is the best politician I've seen in terms of the process of getting elected, both on a strategic and tactical level, even better than Nixon. Both are/were deeply flawed characters.

Yep, for all of his faults, he is a master politician.

15 posted on 09/27/2010 4:56:48 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: jakerobins
I’ll bet Obama’s name is written about 10 times on the top of the list...2012 will interesting.....Clinton might cut barry off at the knee’s....

It's going to be interesting to watch.

16 posted on 09/27/2010 4:58:21 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: lbryce

Clinton may have been the first to remove his pants in the Oval Office.


17 posted on 09/27/2010 4:58:42 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: wagglebee
Yep, for all of his faults, he is a master politician.

And according to Monica Lewinsky, a master debater.

18 posted on 09/27/2010 5:03:48 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (If not for the double standard, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: lbryce
The only part of the Obama presidency I'm enjoying is the contemplation of just when and where the Clintons are going to stick the knife in and give it a big ol' twist.
19 posted on 09/27/2010 5:04:10 PM PDT by Snake65 (Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun!)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
Clinton actually is very smart. Loaded with character flaws, but smart. Obama is an empty suit by comparison.

Absolutely right. Clinton was a Rhodes Scholar, a multi-term "boy" governor of a state and a very, very saavy politician in terms of reading the tea leaves/polling data. Deeply flawed and utterly untrustworthy, but there's no comparison between Clinton and Obama when it comes to brains, experience and political sense as they each entered the Oval Office. Obama is at best an affirmative-action empty suit, and possibly something a whole lot more sinister foisted upon us by people who don't have this country's true best interests at heart.
20 posted on 09/27/2010 5:06:20 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: jakerobins
I’ll bet Obama’s name is written about 10 times on the top of the list...2012 will interesting.....

Obama basically stole the 2008 election from Hillary, Obama knows it, the Clinton's know it, the media knows it

I'm sure as the sun will rise tomorrow the Clinton's have already set the pieces up on the political chessboard to cut this usurper off at he knees or worse if he plans to run in 2012 and push the Clinton's off the running.

It would not surprise me at all if Bill Clinton himself runs in 2012

It would not surprise me if Obama would up being indicted sometime after 2012 for crimes against the country for cutting deals with our enemies setup while Hillary was SOS as payback

Revenge is a dish best served cold. The Clinton's are cold SOB when it comes to politics.

21 posted on 09/27/2010 5:14:26 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: rockvillem; LucyT
The Rhodes is just another political act based on a political promotion bias.

You get the academic credentials by going to a liberal institution; making your liberal preference clear to the guys giving the grades in exchange for their support getting you the credentials.

Then you apply for the Rhodes to a Liberal panel with a strong Liberal direction. That's how you do this act.

In Bill Clinton's case, his Liberal credentials are particularly impressive. One of the requirements for the Rhodes is athletic capability and performance. Bill's athletic capability and performance are not part of the formal record.

22 posted on 09/27/2010 5:15:57 PM PDT by David (...)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
Photoshopped! Naw, just kidding. :-) . Great myths die hard at least for me in this case.

Okay, well at least one aspect of what I stated is true about Clinton's lack of dignity in the Oval President.

Well, the joke is that Hillary was extraordinarily downtrodden by the revelation of Bill's infidelity and so got Bill to make it up to her by cohabiting as man and wife after, oh, a decade or two. So after they were done Bill asks Hillary, "So how (fantastic) was I"?
Hillary:Close, but no cigar!

23 posted on 09/27/2010 5:16:35 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama Notwithstanding, America's Best Days Are Yet To Be .)
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To: wagglebee
He is the best politician I've seen in terms of the process of getting elected,

You mean, as far as raising those huge garbage bags of cash courtesy of the Chinese? (/ sar >

24 posted on 09/27/2010 5:19:57 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama Notwithstanding, America's Best Days Are Yet To Be .)
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To: luvbach1

Probably not if some of the stories told about LBJ are true.


25 posted on 09/27/2010 5:23:13 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: lbryce

That too.


26 posted on 09/27/2010 5:27:50 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: lbryce

Any “payback” is from Hillary, not Bill, for undermining her 2008 election bid.

But actually, there’s way more going on than has-beens like Edwards or the Clintons - way, way more.

The Tea Party ain’t just a river in Egypt.


27 posted on 09/27/2010 5:27:50 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: lbryce

I saw a news clip of WillieJeff leading the charge in an election rally (Connecticut?) with disparaging comments on the Wrestling Candidate and the Witch Candidate in Delaware. I was yelling at the TV “What about the meaning of is? What about the blue dress and the wagging finger at the podium?” Just like the disappearance of 09/11’s falling victims, our MSM has rescued Clinton to help save their Libercrat pals. What a savior of the Dems, my mind shudders!


28 posted on 09/27/2010 5:28:53 PM PDT by SES1066 (If you don't vote in November, quit your bitchin!)
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To: lbryce

It’s indeed a marvel that Clinton himself is not a “sex pariah”.


29 posted on 09/27/2010 5:33:01 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

It may have been George W. Bush that didn’t remove his jacket; but I don’t really remember. The stuff Clinton did in that office was outlandishly disrespectful.


30 posted on 09/27/2010 5:34:36 PM PDT by Twinkie (TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT!)
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To: wagglebee
lol. That's cute. The point is that when you referred to Bill as master politician you didn't mean it as a compliment. .:-)
31 posted on 09/27/2010 5:34:59 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama Notwithstanding, America's Best Days Are Yet To Be .)
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To: jakerobins

I’ll bet Obama luvs to remind Hillary that he got healthcare “done” while she couldn’t.


32 posted on 09/27/2010 5:36:54 PM PDT by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

I suspect it´s Sunday.


33 posted on 09/27/2010 5:48:16 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: jakerobins

Bill didn’t need a TOTUS...except to keep him on topic and under 2 hours.


34 posted on 09/27/2010 5:58:01 PM PDT by lonestar
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Taking care of a few, last minute, Good-for-the-USA initiatives, before heading off to the ranch for a little getaway; a bit of hard work and some time with real people.

A rare commodity in DC, I’ll wager!

Good on’im.


35 posted on 09/27/2010 6:00:13 PM PDT by pingman (Price is what you pay, value is what you get.)
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To: Popman
"It would not surprise me at all if Bill Clinton himself runs in 2012"

There are two people barred from running for President by the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution -- George W Bush and William J Clinton. It's impossible to hide the fact those two men have already won two elections to the office.

36 posted on 09/27/2010 6:33:42 PM PDT by LenS
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To: luvbach1
Clinton may have been the first to remove his pants in the Oval Office.

Doubtful. Do some reading on the proclivities of JFK. Don't know if he did anyone in the Oval Office but of all the reading I've done on him he doesn't strike me as someone who thought much further beyond his penis.

37 posted on 09/27/2010 6:45:05 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

“Oh, by the way, I want to state for the record that while President Reagan never removed his jacket when in the Oval Office out of utter deference,

Myth.”

Where’s his jacket and how can you be sure that he REMOVED it when in the oval office. It looks to me like he didn’t have a jacket with him that day.


38 posted on 09/27/2010 6:52:53 PM PDT by BobL (The whole point of being human is knowing when the party's over.)
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To: luvbach1

I’ll bet more than one president has “done it” in the oval office.


39 posted on 09/27/2010 6:57:54 PM PDT by decisis
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

“Clinton actually is very smart. Loaded with character flaws, but smart. Obama is an empty suit by comparison.”

Very accurate.


40 posted on 09/27/2010 7:15:09 PM PDT by MplsSteve (http://www.demmerforcongress.com)
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To: decisis
I’ll bet more than one president has “done it” in the oval office.
Yes, indeed. It is well-documented that the Plains Peanut Farmer, Jimmuh Carter, was doing it to the nation while in office.
41 posted on 09/27/2010 7:19:23 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama Notwithstanding, America's Best Days Are Yet To Be .)
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To: Lizavetta
I said Clinton may have been the first to remove his pants in the Oval Office. JFK, Warren Harding, and FDR, among others, may also have done it.
42 posted on 09/27/2010 7:24:08 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: lbryce

I agree with you but.., uh, it was not necessary for Clinton to remove his coat.


43 posted on 09/27/2010 7:47:01 PM PDT by TxDas (This above all, to thine ownself be true.)
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To: David

You get the academic credentials by going to a liberal institution;.............................. Ever hear of Pete Dawkins, a real Rhodes Scholar. He wasn’t from a “Liberal” Institution.


44 posted on 09/28/2010 5:37:09 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The candidate they smear the most is the one they fear the most.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
Ever hear of Pete Dawkins, a real Rhodes Scholar. He wasn’t from a “Liberal” Institution.

You may be as old as I am--sure I remember Dawkins but he was in fact a real Rhodes Scholar in every respect including his real athletic credential which he got with his pants on as distinguished from Slick Bill.

But the rules and the committee have changed radically from Dawkins' period.

45 posted on 09/28/2010 7:15:55 AM PDT by David (...)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
I want to add to that.

I have been there seeing the product of the current academic environment. Much of my experience is in the law firm hiring context. But I have also seen the system in connection with my own son in the current iteration.

The real bottom line is a scratch each others back system. The academic environment is now run exclusively by political Liberals. Dissent and real academic inquiry is not only discouraged, in many cases it is prohibited.

The individuals that are promoted and rewarded with the grades that are intended to pave the way for advancement are politically Liberal. For the most part, their academic experience really doesn't expand their capabilities. In the case of affirmative action, promotion is automatic whether or not there is educational progress or production.

The observation that Bill Clinton is smart based on his academic credentials is misleading. He is more effective than many of his peers but Yale Law School and Georgetown are not exactly learning environments.

The real issue is Mrs. Clinton who is really not very smart or effective and who would be a worse disaster as a political leader than Zero is.

46 posted on 09/28/2010 7:26:20 AM PDT by David (...)
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To: lbryce

I used to ride to work with a moonbat and this was back before Edwards got busted. He said he and his wife were voting in the primaries for Edwards and I exploded because I never could stand Edwards and called him the biggest phony of them all. Snicker..


47 posted on 09/28/2010 7:28:33 AM PDT by bkepley
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